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'My job is to act, not be famous'

Millie,15 has already garnered over 19 million followers on Instagram

My job is to act, not be famous

Tokyo: Teen stardom can be a difficult beast to handle but not for Millie Bobby Brown as she finds comfort in the company of her 'Stranger Things' co-stars, who are going through a similar experience and are her best friends.

Brown, 15, says it helps that she is surrounded by fellow teenagers Noah Schnapp, Finn Wolfhard, Gaten Matarazzo and Caleb McLaughlin on the show.

"Fame is not really something I live by. I have one job which is to act. My job isn't to be famous. Fortunately or unfortunately, fame comes with acting, and acting is my favourite thing on earth. I love to portray characters that I feel are powerful and strong," Brown said.

The show also features Winona Ryder and Brown says she found the senior actor to be a "relatable" figure on the show's set as she has also gone through a similar phase early in her career.

"There's not much advice she gives us but she definitely has experienced what we are (experiencing). She was a child actor so she definitely helped us in that respect. She was very relatable because she literally went through the same thing."

Brown, who has garnered over 19 million followers on Instagram post her breakout role, believes her popularity can be mined to spread positive messages like becoming the youngest ever Goodwill Ambassador of UNICEF last year. "Fame has a lot of negative and positive aspects. One of the positive aspects of my fame was becoming UNICEF goodwill ambassador and so now I have my platform."

'Stranger Things' season three will start streaming on Netflix from July 4.

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